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[Paris] Abri

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Abri

Add: 92 rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
Tel:  01 83 97 00 00
Hours: [Mon & Sat sandwich days] 12~3pm [Tue-Fri] 12:30~2pm, 7:30~10pm
Price: [lunch] €13~22/menu [dinner] €38.50/menu
Visited on: Mar 2014

Katsuaki Okiyama, previously at Robuchon, Taillevent and l’Agapé, runs this intimate neo bistro in the 10th. The “Japanese chef + French culinary background” combination is now a phenomenon in Paris, and you can perhaps imagine what the style of cooking is like. Abri has been open for almost two years now, and it’s still on the hot list. I was fortunate to be invited to a friend’s birthday dinner here and didn’t have to deal with the hassle of reservation, but do call two weeks or so in advance if you hope to get a table here. The dishes that night turned out to be pleasant but not very memorable, and since no menu was given (it’s one of those carte blanche places), please excuse me for the lack of detailed descriptions…

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

The dinner no-choice menu (€38.50) includes 3 entrees, 1 fish course, 1 meat course, and 1 dessert course. For us, the evening started with foie gras terrine, green apples, truffle sauce.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

Razor clam with an amazing sauce whose name escapes me now…sprinkled with fresh herbs like purple shiso.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

Mushroom soup…? Frothy like a cappuccino.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

White fish with cauliflower and miscellaneous vegetables.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

Duck breast with potato puree.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

sugared & spiced - paris abri

Chocolate coffee dessert.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

As previously mentioned, dinner was pleasant if not very memorable. I’m not sure if I will come back to Abri again for dinner, but I will definitely come back for its famous tonkatsu sandwich, served only during Monday and Saturday lunch time. More updates to come then.

sugared & spiced - paris abri

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April 15th, 2014 at 8:32 am

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